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Ruth Stewart Ceramic Plate

his plate features artwork by Ruth Stewart and represents an Australian story “Ngatijirri Dreaming”.

This story belongs to Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women and Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men.  Ngatijirri (Melopsittacus undulatus) are small bright green budgerigars native to central Australia and common around the Yuendumu area.

It makes a fantastic, authentic Aboriginal-designed gift they’ll love.

  • Fine Bone China
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Microwave Safe
  • Dimensions: 16cm x 27cm
  • Gift Boxed with information about the artist and her artwork
  • Royalties directly benefit the Artist and her community

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0.35 kg

This product has been designed by an Australian, for an Australian owned company who pays Australian taxes;  and has been made overseas.

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Due to the loss of commercial porcelain manufacturing in Australia, this item has been made overseas on behalf of an Australian owned company. Royalties benefit the local artist and their community.

ABOUT THE ARTWORK ON THIS PLATE– NGATIJIRI JUKURRPA (GREEN BUDGERIGAR DREAMING)

The Ngatijirri Dreaming belongs to Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women and Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men.  Ngatijirri (Melopsittacus undulatus) are small bright green budgerigars native to central Australia and common around the Yuendumu area.  Men would hunt for Ngatijirri, robbing nests of eggs.  Juvenile birds are considered a delicacy, as are the eggs.

The men would go out huntin lookin gofr Ngatijirri, swinging branches to kill the birds.

This Jukurrpa site for Ngatijirri is Yangarnmpi south of Yuendumu.  It travelled there from Patirlirri, near Willowra, and goes through to Marngangi, north/west of Mt Dennison.

Each time the flock lands they perform ceremonies, singing and dancing.

These sites are depicted as concentric circles.  The arrow like shapes are the footprints of the birds on the ground.

ABOUT THE ARTIST RUTH NAPALJARRI STEWART

Ruth Napaljarri Stewart resides in Yuendumu, Northern Territory, Australia.

She is part of the Walpiri Group, and has been exhibiting artwork since 1986 throughout Australia and around the world; including exhibitions in England, USA, New Zealand, Germany & Scotland.

Ruth Napaljarri Stewart is featured in the collections of Major Art Institutions of Australia and around the world.

ABOUT WARLUKURLANGU ARTISTS OF YUENDUMU

Otto has painted for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 1990, and was elected to its executive committee in 2002 and Chairman of the art centre in 2007.

In March 2008 Otto travelled to Bahrain for the opening of a Warlukurlangu group exhibition at the La Fontaine Centre of Contemporary Art. Artists – www.warlu.com